Sep 20, 2010 10:00pm EDT
on camera using handicapped spaces leaving those who need them without any place to park. we start off with that fox 5 investigation weeks in the making. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. handicapped parking spots at a local metro lot not going to those in need. tonight we confront the drivers taking them. tissue thompson s live with answers. >> reporter: -- tisha thompson is live with the answers. >> reporter: this came from a tip who wrote us saying come to the parking lot during lunch hour. check the joggers in spiked heels or running shoes running for the trains. all you need is a handicapped sticker. who is checking? so we came out to the branch avenue metro station and checked out these metro handicapped spots and we got answers even we weren't expecting. the moon is still up. the cats are still on the prowl, but the first row of handicapped parking is already full at the branch avenue metro station in prince george's county. >> that's why i get here as early as i do. >> reporter: celestine walker has knee problems and snagged the first space in the
Sep 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
safe on the street. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. the alert comes after a couple of students have been beaten. the police ask them to protect themselves when i will they look for robbers. >> i actually got the warning on my cell phone. >> reporter: the latest robbery is a little too close for tom. police say a student walking alone there at 2 a.m. saturday was beaten and robbed by four suspects. >> i have heard about a couple of muggings before and this one is close to home. we live right over here. so it is pretty crazy. >> on august 29th, three students waiting for a bus at the university shuttle stop were approached by five suspects. a couple of the victims ran to the volunteer fire station for help. but one was assaulted and robbed. >> it seems the suspects are preying on victims during the early morning or late evening hours. >> reporter: two days before that incident, a similar one just down the street in the parking lot of the clarion hotel. this time the victims were three students who left car observing karaoke at ej's landing at 12:30 a.m.
Sep 17, 2010 10:00pm EDT
children used to come here in my house. >> i'm so sorry for them. i don't know how they would feel. >> if that would happen to my kid, i don't know what i'd do. .com know what i'd do. >> reporter: police are investigating -- i don't know what i'd do. >> reporter: police are investigating, but it doesn't appear the parents will be charged. >> right now there are no signs of any kind of foul play. it just appears to be an absolutely tragic accident. >> are your window coverings safe? >> reporter: similar accidents happen so often the consumer product safety commission put out this public service announcement warning about the hazards of cords attached to all kinds of window coverings and the very real risk that kids could strangle on them. >> consumers should examine all window coverings in their home. >> reporter: for the first time now that agency is recommending that parents use only cordless window coverings just to be safe. now the fact that the chairman of that agency is asking the window covering industry itself to set new standards in place that would eliminate all the loops